Congressman Todd Young’s Record has Hurt Hoosiers and Indiana’s Economy 

INDIANAPOLIS – As General Motors plans to announce an investment in its Marion Metal Center this morning – a move that will spur the local economy and bring new jobs for Hoosiers – it’s worth noting Congressman Todd Young’s consistent record of harming Hoosier workers.

“There is a stark difference in this election. First, there’s Todd Young – who has time and again put his out-of-touch Washington agenda ahead of the state, including his vote to allow companies to keep their tax breaks even if they ship jobs overseas. And then we have Evan Bayh, who saved the auto industry (and thousands of Hoosier jobs) in 2008,” said John Zody, chairman. “Evan Bayh has a lifelong record of standing up for Hoosiers. When Indiana jobs were on the line, Evan worked across party lines to help Indiana’s economy and jobs recover. Todd Young would have just followed orders of out-of-touch Washington interests.”

The auto industry rescue saved 1.5 million American jobs, including more than 100,000 Hoosier jobs, and helped bring Indiana back from what was the worst recession since The Great Depression. Evan Bayh will continue to show some Hoosier Common Sense by working across party lines to get things done for Hoosiers and the state of Indiana.

While Evan Bayh will continue to fight to protect Hoosier jobs, Congressman Todd Young’s history shows he will put the special interests in Washington ahead of hardworking Hoosiers 100% of the time.

BACKGROUND INFO

YOUNG SAID HE OPPOSED THE AUTO RESCUE, EVEN IF FAILING TO ACT WOULD CAUSE THE COLLAPSE OF GM AND CHRYSLER

Todd Young Said He Would Have Opposed The Stimulus And Rescue Programs Passed By Congress, Including Assistance For The Auto Industry. “Republican Todd Young said Monday he would have opposed the major stimulus and bailout programs Congress has passed the last two years – including assistance for the auto and banking industries – had he been in office.” [Courier-Journal, 9/27/10]

?         Young Said It Was Not The “Role Of Government To Select Which Private Businesses Survive” Even If Failing To Act Would Have Meant The Collapse Of GM And Chrysler. “Young, who is trying to unseat Democrat incumbent Rep. Baron Hill, told The Courier-Journal’s editorial board that it’s not ‘the appropriate role of government to select which private businesses survive and which ones do not,’ even if failing to act would have meant the collapse of GM and Chrysler, which have significant operations in Indiana.” [Courier-Journal, 9/27/10]

Young Opposed Bailouts. “Young spoke on topics Hill has voted for and that he opposes, including: Bailouts. ‘We don’t bail out in this country. We rise and fall by our own merits.’” [Madison Courier, 11/10/09]

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